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Looking for: Drop-off compost for human waste on Vancouver Island.

 
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Hello. This is my first post on this forum. I hope I am posting on the right subforum.

We are a young couple living in an RV.  I have recently sort of switched out the painful septic situation for a simple 5-gallon bucket "composting" toilet. Right now we live on my relative's property. Unfortunately, I don't think starting a humanure compost on their property would be okay and also, we might not be staying here for much longer (looking for another RV pad to rent).

I feel very awkward typing this but, we are looking for someone who will accept our human waste into either an already existing humanure compost or allow us to start a new one on their land.

I have been looking at options for disposing of our human waste but most of them seem to be non-ecofriendly. I checked my cities composting disposal guidelines and unsurprisingly, they don't even accept cat waste. I have thought about putting it in the trash but, as someone whos trying to make less trash, this feels so counterintuitive. We have tried digging a hole, dumping the waste, and covering it back up but as we found out this would get old pretty quick as we would run out of spots to dump it. Also doing this feels quite nasty (I have read that human waste can harbor a lot of diseases if not composted properly) and disrespectful to my relative's land as I know dumping it in this way will take a long time to decompose.

The ideal situation would be to come back to one spot, turn the compost when needed, and allow it to compost properly. I am open to any other ideas and if all else fails I suppose I will stick to the trash method until something better comes up.

Thanks.
 
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Look at this it has good information about your issue.
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First, separate out the urine! As I understand it, for humans, most of the plant nutrient value is in urine, not feces. That's where you will get the most eco-points and do the most good IMO.

When I need an indoor "liquid commode" I fill an old Miracle Gro jug with fresh char (3/4 full) and carry on. The high pH of the char/ash means there's almost no smell. The handle is a great convenience during use and during the emptying ceremony.

Personally, I have no problem with buring poop if it's done properly. That means ensuring it has some active soil and compostable matter in the hole, and is located where a 100-year downpour or flood will not wash it into water bodies. People will thank you to keep your e-coli to yourself.

What sort of land are you on? How much space? I wonder if your relatives would allow you to put up a temporary outhouse. Perhaps tucked away in trees? Properly situated to protect water, urine separation built in, and a two-chamber design with ventilation so you can keep it aerobic (non-stinky). That would be much more efficient and would compost the material on site.

My 2 cents.
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